Brazilian pulp production increased by 10.3% in February
30 March 2015
In the first two months of 2015, Brazilian pulp production increased 10.3% year-over-year totaling 2.8 million tons. Paper production remained practically stable in the first two months of the year, at 1.7 million tons. In the wood panels segment, production in the first two months of 2015 totaled 1.2 million cubic metres, a 6% drop year-over-year, as the Brazilian Tree Industry (Ibá) said in the press release received by Lesprom Network.
In the first two months of 2015, pulp exports totaled 1.8 million tons, 6.3% higher than in the same period a year ago, when 1.7 million tons were exported. For the wood panels segment, the amount exported in the first two months of the year totaled 72,000 cubic metres, a 26.3% growth compared to a year ago, when exports totaled 57,000 cubic metres. Paper exports totaled 293,000 tons in the first two months of this year, 8.7% lower year-over-year.
Pulp sales in the domestic market in the first two months of 2015 remained practically stable year-over-year, totaling 291,000 tons. In the wood panels segment, domestic market sales reached one million cubic metres, 8.7% lower year-over-year. Paper sales totaled 837,000 tons, 7% lower than in the same period in 2014.
In the first two months of 2015, export revenues from pulp, wood panels and paper totaled $1.1 billion, a 6.3% drop from $1.2 billion in the same period a year ago. The industry's balance of trade in the first two months of the year was $899 million, 4.4% lower compared to the same period in 2014.
Brazilian pulp production increased by 5.3% in January - May
11 August 2017
The trade balance for the Brazilian planted tree industry reached $2.9 billion from January to May of 2017, growth of 4.9% compared to the same period last year, as the the Brazilian Tree Industry (Ibá) said in the press release received by Lesprom Network.
During the year, the sector accumulated total exports of $3.3 billion, 3.2% higher than the same period in 2016. Pulp sales abroad reached $2.4 billion (+4.1%), while foreign sales of paper were $767 million (-2%) and of wood panels were $113 million (+25.6%).
Brazilian pulp production reached 8 million tons (+5.3%) between January and May of 2017, and paper registered 4.3 million tons (-0.6%).
Exports demand for Brazilian pulp remains high in the international market. During the first five months of the year 5.5 million tons of pulp were exported, an expansion of 4.7% over the same five months of 2016. The paper sector recorded exports of 892,000 tons (+1.8%), and wood panels reached 490,000 cubic meters (+36.5%).
China has maintained its position as the main destination for Brazilian pulp, representing more than 43% of the total exported by Brazil and generating income of approximately $1 billion for the year, an increase of 27.7% compared to the first five months of 2016.
Meanwhile, Latin America remains the main market for the paper and wood panel sectors, generating revenues of $492 million (+10.3%) and $62 million (+26.5%), respectively.
Sales of paper and wood panels on the domestic market remained stable at 2.1 million tons and 2.6 million cubic meters, respectively.